5 Choose the supreme moment in an imagined scene
Unlike a film director, we have to choose a single moment out of a continuous flow of action in which to set our scene. What’s the best moment to choose? Usually it’s the one with the greatest suspense, such as a fateful encounter or a moment when something is about to happen. If there’s a main character, he or she should be faced with a decision, or a do-or-die moment. In this case, it’s a meeting with the emperor.